24 July 2024, 15:28
By Furniture News Jun 13, 2024

SGS opens new test lab in Mexico

Global testing, inspection and certification company SGS has expanded its consumer product testing capabilities in Mexico with the opening of a new furniture testing laboratory in Guadalajara.

The state-of-the-art facility spans 1200 sqm and provides comprehensive testing solutions for domestic, commercial, upholstered and outdoor furniture. Its scope covers safety and stability testing, alongside physical and mechanical testing for ageing, textile and finishing requirements, ensuring products meet stringent US standards.

Luis Julián Molina Rodríguez, connectivity and products director in Mexico, says: “We are delighted with the opening of our new furniture testing lab, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting the Mexican furniture industry to increase competitiveness and accelerate routes to new international markets.

“Our local experts look forward to working in partnership with manufacturers, retailers and buyers to ensure well-designed, functional, durable and safe products, conforming to recognised regional, national and international standards, reach the consumer.”

Strategically located to address the increasing trend of nearshoring, the new facility complements SGS' existing capabilities in Naucalpan near Mexico City, which provide chemical testing, ageing testing, flammability for textiles, and sharp edges checks.

The laboratory is CPSC accepted and follows ASTM F2057-23. The award of BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) accreditation and ASTM recognition is expected this summer.


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